7th Martens Summer School brings international law experts and law students from 15 countries to Pärnu
The 7th Martens Summer School on International Law will take place in Pärnu on 23-27 July 2018. This year, the Summer School focuses on international comparative law and international law related to the UN in connection with Estonia’s candidacy to the UN Security Council.
26 students from Estonia, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Vietnam, UK, Canada, The Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Mongolia and The Republic of Kazakhstan will attend the Summer School.
“Martens Summer School is a great opportunity to put University of Tartu, Pärnu and Estonia on the international law map. In addition to wider international law issues, we always try to discuss topics that are currently relevant for Estonia, like applying to the UN Security Council is at the moment,” says the founder and director of the Summer School, Professor of International Law, Lauri Mälksoo.
This year, the list of international law experts speaking at the Summer School include Gleb Bogush, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University; Nico Schrijver, Professor of International Law at the University of Leiden; Erika de Wet, Professor of International Constitutional Law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and Rüdiger Wolfrum from the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg.
The Annual Public Lecture will be held by Mr Margus Kolga (Estonian MFA; former Estonian Ambassador at the UN) on July 23 at 17.00 at Pärnu Central Library and will address the theme “United Nations Security Council and Small States“.
Martens Summer School is named after the famous Russian international law scientist, Professor of the St. Petersburg University Friedrich Martens who was of Estonian origin and was born in Pärnu. The sponsor of this year's summer school is Estonian American Fund. For more information about the Summer School, please read here.